primacy
I noun ascendancy, authority, command, consequence, control, domination, dominion, eminence, excellency, first place, greatness, headship, hegemony, height, high position, hold, importance, influence, jurisdiction, lead, leadership, paramountcy, power, predominancy, predomination, preeminence, prestige, rule, seniority, sovereignty, supereminence, superiority, supremacy, supremeness, sway, weight II index advantage, dominance, dominion (supreme authority), emphasis, force (strength), importance, magnitude, power, precedence, prestige, priority, regime, significance, stress (accent), supremacy

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  • Primacy — is the state or condition of being prime or first, as in time, place, rank, etc., hence, excellency; supremacy. It may otherwise refer to a property of the office, rank, or character of a primate; the chief ecclesiastical station or dignity in a… …   Wikipedia

  • Primacy — • The supreme episcopal jurisdiction of the pope as pastor and governor of the Universal Church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Primacy     Primacy      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Primacy — Pri ma*cy, n. [LL. primatia, fr. L. primas, atis, one of the first or principal, chief, fr. primus first: cf. F. primatie. See {Prime}, a.] 1. The state or condition of being prime or first, as in time, place, rank, etc., hence, excellency;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • primacy — late 14c., from O.Fr. primacie, from M.L. primatia office of a church primate (late 12c.), from L.L. primas (gen. primatis) principal, chief, of the first rank (see PRIMATE (Cf. primate)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • primacy — ► NOUN ▪ the fact of being primary or pre eminent. ORIGIN Latin primatia, from primas of the first rank …   English terms dictionary

  • primacy — [prī′mə sē] n. pl. primacies [ME primacie < MFr < ML primatia < LL primas: see PRIMATE] 1. the state of being first in time, order, rank, etc. 2. the rank, office, or authority of a primate …   English World dictionary

  • primacy — pri|ma|cy [ˈpraıməsi] n [singular,U] formal if someone or something has primacy, they are the best or most important person or thing primacy of ▪ the primacy of the family ▪ We must give primacy to education …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • primacy — [[t]pra͟ɪməsi[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft the N of n The primacy of something is the fact that it is the most important or most powerful thing in a particular situation. [FORMAL] The political idea at the heart of this is the primacy of the individual …   English dictionary

  • primacy — noun Date: 14th century 1. the state of being first (as in importance, order, or rank) ; preeminence < the primacy of intellectual and esthetic over materialistic values T. R. McConnell > 2. the office, rank, or preeminence of an ecclesiastical… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • primacy — noun a) The state or condition of being prime or first, as in time, place, rank, etc., hence, excellency; supremacy. b) The office, rank, or character of a primate; the chief ecclesiastical station or dignity in a national church; the office or… …   Wiktionary

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